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This paper describes a high quality 16 kb/s subband coder using quadrature mirror filters (QMF). In this algorithm, the partitioning of the speech band into subbands is performed via a bank of eight bandpass filters whose coefficients are derived from a QMF tree structure. Due to the special properties of the QMF, no significant spectral distortions are introduced in the band-splitting and reconstruction processes. To enable a more efficient encoding of the subband waveforms, an adaptive bit assignment scheme is incorporated which allocates the number of quantizer bits according to the distribution of subband energies.
Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, IEEE International Conference on ICASSP '80. (Volume:5 )
Date of Conference: Apr 1980